sentimental

[sen-tuh-men-tl]
adjective
1.
expressive of or appealing to sentiment, especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia: a sentimental song.
2.
pertaining to or dependent on sentiment: We kept the old photograph for purely sentimental reasons.
3.
weakly emotional; mawkishly susceptible or tender: the sentimental Victorians.
4.
characterized by or showing sentiment or refined feeling.

Origin:
1740–50; sentiment + -al1

sentimentally, adverb
antisentimental, adjective
antisentimentally, adverb
hypersentimental, adjective
hypersentimentally, adverb
intersentimental, adjective
oversentimental, adjective
oversentimentally, adverb
quasi-sentimental, adjective
quasi-sentimentally, adverb
semisentimental, adjective
semisentimentally, adverb
supersentimental, adjective
supersentimentally, adverb
unsentimental, adjective
unsentimentally, adverb


1. romantic, tender, nostalgic; maudlin, bathetic.


1, 4. dispassionate.
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sentimental (ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəl)
 
adj
1.  tending to indulge the emotions excessively
2.  making a direct appeal to the emotions, esp to romantic feelings
3.  relating to or characterized by sentiment
 
senti'mentally
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

sentimental
1749, "pertaining to or characterized by sentiment," from sentiment (q.v.). At first without pejorative connotations; meaning "having too much sentiment" had emerged by 1793 (sentimentalist).
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Example sentences
Interestingly, anti-sentimentally, the object of his pity is not endearing.
Not so long ago, they were viewed so sentimentally it could make your teeth ache.
He softens, but logically, even though sentimentally.
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